88 out of 10GreatSchools

Olinda Elementary School

Brea, CA
  • Public
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  • Grades K-6
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  • Enrollment: 684


Olinda Elementary School
3145 East Birch Street
Brea, CA 92821
(714) 528-7475
Olinda Elementary School is located in Brea, CA and serves grades K-6.It received a GreatSchool rating of 8 out of 10
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Reviews12 Reviews

Amazing school. The teachers are wonderful and the programs they have ay each grade level have been far superior than what I've seen at other schools.
My child attended this school from kindergarten through 6th grade. First attended when the school was located in Olinda Village through to 4th grade and then finishing after re-location to Birch St. I must say the all the teachers are fantastic, they give of themselves everyday to better our children, and the leadership.. Fantastic! When my daughter started Mrs. K. Kennedy was the principal, a fantastic leader with tremendous energy and a strong focus on learning. Her reputation speaks for itself "Under Kennedy’s watch, Olinda Elementary was recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School and a California Distinguished School for academic excellence. It was the first elementary school in the county to receive the Blue Ribbon award." We are lucky now to have her lead the Brea Jr. High where my daughter attends. Mr. Rendon is also a fantastic leader, a perfect successor to carry on the academic excellence of Olinda elementary.
The current Principal is Mr. Robert Rendon, and he is excellent to say the least. The curriculum here is fast paced and it set to help the students strive in the long run.
There is a lot of favoritism and bias. The principal, K. KENNEDY, is horrible. She has offended me, other parents, and children. This principal is not a good leader and should be removed. I know many parents that cannot communicate with her. The teachers lack quality. Every teacher and office administration at this school should be removed. This school needs to be reorganized starting from the top. It is sad when the parents send primary students to outside tutors, reading clubs, mathnazium, and so forth because they know this school does not teach the child. I have taken my children out and placed them elsewhere. My children have learned a lot more and like the new school much better (public school). When you see problems at this school call the superintendent ( although he sits in his office and won't do anything), Skip Roland. Call the media, call the state of California. ..do whatever but let your concerns be heard. Think again before enrolling your child here. Also, if you do enroll your child make sure you observe what is really happening and how things are handled. Be of luck!
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